Industry questions FCA's structured products proposals

Lack of standardised model could mean different projections for identical structured products

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Moves by the UK's financial regulator that could see issuers of structured products increase their use of stress tests to illustrate a product's potential returns have drawn ire from the industry. Market participants fear that the lack of a standardised model among dealers and distributors to determine indicative returns will result in issuers offering different projections for identical products.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its thematic review of structured products distribu

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